Discuss Can you make serious money writing jailbroken software? at the General - Hackint0sh.org; Thanks again for the further clarifications. There seems to be SOME difference between selling in ...
Thanks again for the further clarifications. There seems to be SOME difference between selling in Appstore and via "other" channels: if I understand correctly, you will sell far more in Appstore, and it's primarily the more computer (phone?) savvy types generally who get software elsewhere (similar to the old days of linux vs windows). This has big economic implications for a potential developer.
"Apple will not choose between your and someone else's app."
Jim, this is the critical point. I just began studying the situation a couple days ago when I decided to start developing for phones. I googled and found many articles suggesting that Apple is very controlling, as if it's near impossible to get permission, but you make it sounds as though getting permission is no big deal. I thought I read that they would deny permission if a type of app was already represented. But I may not have; I may have mistakenly deduced that.
Is your sense of things that developers WILL be able to compete on particular app types, unfettered at all by Apple? Why the big approval process then? I don't understand why there'd be such a fuss about Apple control if this is the case. I suppose because people would like to compete with Apple's internal apps? And we don't know what future apps they plan to incorporate? Still, it seemed from my reading that people do not feel it's wide open for us to sell any program we wish (Apple apps excepted), like in the good days of Palm programming.
The fuss has been about Apple refusing apps for no apparent reason, or without prior warning in the SDK rules. It often has to do with the phone companies (AT&T primarily) protecting their interests.
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Installing Cydia programs on a phone that has no internet connection: read this.
Editing binary .plist, .strings, .nib and .xib files:
* on your computer: Windows tool / conversion website.
* on your iPhone: convert those files in a terminal with plutil (installed with Erica Utilities) or edit them with iFile (Cydia links).
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